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Individualized treatment planning is offered to best address each person’s unique situation. Short-term, intensive inpatient treatment may include group and family therapy. Group therapies are also offered for victims of sexual abuse and can be modified to accommodate male/female gender-specific issues.

A partial hospitalization program can ease the transition from hospital to home. Professionally directed activity therapies include art therapy, indoor and outdoor therapeutic activities, and leisure skills therapy.

Education groups offer positive coping options for dealing with anger, loss, grief, self-concept and getting back in control.

Discharge planning and the creation of aftercare plans assist patients in successfully making the transition from the hospital to their community.

The mental health specialists and treatment teamwork with each patient in planning re-entry into the community to maximize the benefits derived from the program and simplify the return to productive living. The attending physician, outpatient treatment and other community resources may be used to further facilitate healthy personal growth.

Our program serves adolescent females ages 11–17 who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, family or school problems. Residents may have a history of prior inpatient treatment or failure of outpatient therapy and would benefit from 24-hour supervision, direction and structure in a less restrictive, supportive environment. The program is designed to accommodate female adolescents with emotional, behavioral, neuropsychiatric and psychological problems, as well as those affected by physical and sexual abuse.

Family commitment and involvement are necessary during treatment since the family’s support can be a cornerstone for the patient’s recovery. The focus is one of helping the family find productive ways of dealing with the problems and difficulties within the home. This is accomplished through family therapy, parent education groups, planned activities and consistent communication.

All Poplar Springs Hospital residents in adolescent treatment attend our private school, The Learning Center, which provides quality educational services and is fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Academics are a part of each resident’s individualized treatment plan, and our educators are active members of the treatment team who work closely with the home school system.

Poplar Springs is located in Petersburg, Virginia, which is about 30 miles south of Richmond in southeastern Virginia. It is easily accessed from Interstates 85 and 95.

Please bring the following important documents at the time of admission:

  • Birth certificate
  • Insurance information
  • Immunization record
  • Social Security card
  • Guardianship documents
  • Custody documents for adolescents, if applicable

Please do not bring the following items into the Center:

  • Drugs or paraphernalia
  • Guns/knives/sharp objects
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Alcohol
  • Lighters, candles
  • Flammable paints or liquids, Aerosol cans, enamel paint or permanent markers
  • Glass or ceramic items
  • Pens or pencils, including sharpeners
  • Items showing gang symbols or inappropriate gestures
  • Reading materials promoting violence or sexual situations/pornographic materials
  • Personal DVDs, CDs or X-rated/M-rated video games
  • Personal items, including hair removal lotion, baby powder, cotton swabs (Q-tips), electric toothbrushes, mouthwash containing alcohol, razors, underwire bras, jewelry
  • Money
  • Linens (will be provided)